Review: Pyle Outdoor Speakers – Noisylabs

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Pyles as a brand isn’t the most popular brand which is why we’re reviewing them now.

We want our audience to discover quality brands which deserve more recognition. And in this case, Pyle’s outdoor speakers deserve more recognition.

This Pyle outdoor speaker review is a comprehensive review on everything we can find about the outdoor speaker.

Outdoor speaker reviews on our site are usually a combination of different speakers and brands but this one will be different because we want to go in-depth.

Similar to our JBL Flip 4 vs. 3 review, we’ll do this review by compartmentalizing every detail about the waterproof Bluetooth speaker.

 

DESIGN

The design on the Pyle audio speakers isn’t flashy. In fact, they’re pretty standard. They’re shaped like a regular rectangle and come in pairs.

Another standard feature which can be found in other outdoor speakers are its mesh grills.

What separates their mesh grills from others is they’re removable. This feature comes in handy whenever you need to repair it. But it can also be negative because other people can also remove it.

But you know what’ll prevent others from removing the grills?

The mounting system.

Pyles provides a different kind of mounting system.

And do you know what makes it unique?

What makes them unique is the mounting system is spring-loaded.

Pyles outdoor speaker
Spring-loads

Spring-loaded makes it more resistant against damage. Imagine if a guest came over and hit the Pyle outdoor speaker with their head.

Then the Pyle outdoor speaker moves in a position you didn’t want. But instead of staying in that position, the portable Bluetooth speakers return to its original position.

If the mounting system wasn’t spring-loaded, somebody could get bonked over the head by a 13.23-pound object.

From our experience, the average size of an outdoor speaker ranges from 7 pounds to 15 pounds. Getting hit by a 13-pound speaker means you’ll get clunked over the head by a heavy outdoor speaker.

If you do get hit by this heavy-duty speaker, at least you’ll know the speaker itself is heavy-duty.

Heavy-Duty ABS Construction

This topic is part of the design section but it deserves its own section. We felt it needs its own section because it’s one of the stand-out parts of the design.

ABS means Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene.

Any impact against this material doesn’t damage it. Another component which adds to its allure is it’s resistance against chemical corrosion.

Both qualities make it great against outdoor elements.

You know the material is good when it’s used in multiple industries. In fact, it’s used a lot in the consumer electronics industry. Some examples where ABS is used are computer keyboards, musical instruments, LEGO, and more.

Pyles outdoor speaker
ABS material

Moving on, let’s discuss the most important part of this review, and that’s sound quality.

 

SOUND QUALITY

There are different components of this Pyle speaker review which we want to cover for sound quality. So we’re going to do just that. To start off, we’ll talk about wattage first.

When it comes to outdoor speakers or speakers in general, wattage power is a huge deal.

For those who don’t know, wattage is just electrical power from the speaker. Sure, anyone can say wattage is important for every speaker (which is true) but moreso for wireless outdoor Bluetooth speakers.

And the reason is that it’s outdoors. The speakers need to cover a wider range to be effective.

As of this Pyle outdoor speaker review, the wattage power comes in at 800 which is great. But keep in mind that wattage power is only part of the equation when determining sound quality.

Other qualities such as efficiency and sensitivity play a part.

Cone Woofer

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We could’ve placed this section as part of the design but it makes better sense to place it under sound quality.

Woofers aren’t a new subject on this site. We’ve talked about them before and we’ll continue to keep talking about them.

Pyles has 6.5” Aluminum Injection Cone Woofers.

Obviously, their woofer is made with aluminum. A benefit of an aluminum cone woofer is its rigidity. And rigidity brings 2 benefits.

The first one is the tweeter will work at full capacity. If the woofer were flimsy such as a paper woofer, then the tweeter can’t vibrate without losing its place in the socket.

Another benefit is sound distortion will be at a minimal. Of course, other factors can create sound distortion. But with a rigid aluminum woofer, the probability minimizes.

Tweeter

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A tweeter’s responsibility is to create frequencies. In the end, the sound is just a bunch of frequencies compressed together to create sound.

A great tweeter is one of the first, if not the first component to quality sound.

The Pyle’s outdoor speaker contains a 1-inch tweeter.

The tweeter specifically generates high frequencies. One imposing problem with high frequencies is they only go in one direction. They’re not good at sound dispersion which means they’re not as good as outdoor speakers.

But dome tweeters are different.

A dome tweeter is better for sound dispersion because of its shape. Its shape allows the speaker to have wider dispersion.

If you’re planning to get an outdoor speaker and only a fraction of people can hear it, what’s the point?

Invest your money wisely.

Active/Passive Speaker System

Whenever you have versatility in a speaker, you should automatically consider it as a good sign.

No one wants to be limited in their options.

When deciding on which speakers to purchase, a question you’d have to answer is, active or passive?

Now the choice of buying boils down to lesser questions when deciding to purchase this one.

But to understand, let’s help you understand the difference between the two.

Active: Active speakers are (in a nutshell) speakers with everything inside its cabinet. This means it already has the amplifier and other components to make sound work as part of the speaker already.

Passive: Passive speakers don’t have amplifiers and its components need to be outsourced.

When we first learned this we thought why would anyone choose a passive system.

Want to know why?

It’s because passive speakers allow you to expand your sound system with different sound components. For example, if you want to change your amplifier to a new upgraded version, with a passive system, you can do just that.

With an active speaker system, you’re stuck with what you already got.

Having both qualities is a ridiculous advantage.

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES

The small features for the Pyle outdoor speaker are also great.

One noticeable feature is the Pyle portable speaker can also be used indoors. Some versatility never hurt anybody.

Staying with the versatility theme, these Bluetooth speakers can also stream music with any device. It comes with a 2-channel amplifier which is expected.

In addition, you get the ability to daisy-chain your speakers which is basically connecting devices in a linear way. The sequencing of a daisy-chain looks like a ring instead of loops.

The last feature worth mentioning is an RCA connector jack. Not anything more to elaborate on as far as miscellaneous features go.

 

 

 

 

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